It always bothers me when breads are advertised as "whole wheat" but if you take a closer look at the ingredients you find that, yes there is whole wheat in the bread, but it's not 100% whole wheat. I was happy to see that Angel's new whole wheat light bread is 100% whole flour; 84% whole wheat flour and 16% whole rye flour to be exact.
I was pleasantly surprised how "heavy" a slice of bread it was, considering it is a light bread -52 calories per slice. Most light breads seem very full of air. I do not find most light breads filling enough compared to a non light slice of bread. So even if I was counting calories I do not usually find it worthwhile to eat light bread. I feel I'm better off having fewer slices of a whole non light bread than more slices of what feels like air filled bread to me. Angle's 100 Whole Wheat Light Bread is different; it's defiantly denser and more filling than the average light bread but don’t get me wrong it's still a light bread and therefore not as heavy as a non light bread. They did write on the packaging that it is 750 grams for the loaf compared to the usual 500 grams for a light loaf. In my opinion it is a happy medium- less calories yet defiantly a more satisfying slice of bread. I am not really sure how they do that. Maybe it’s the other things they added to the bread like soy flakes and soy flour but I do not know for sure what their secret is.
I like the touch of sunflower seeds and flax seeds mixed in. I do not feel they are over powering, for me it was just the prefect small amount of seeds per slice.
There is a down side: as I carefully read the ingredients, I noticed there are artificial fibers and preservatives added. Things like that scare me .I don’t know what they really are and what I am really eating. I would rather not see any artificial ingredients in the food I eat.
It seemed too good to be true; I knew there had to be a catch!
Bottom line: I really liked that, although it's a light bread, it's filling and tasty. I also liked that it's 100% whole flours but, I can't forgive all the artificial add-ins, so sadly this will not be come my new favorite breads.
750 gram loaf - 11.90-14.90 NIS Hechsher: Badatz
Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me.No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.